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    Sundance's Women in Film Event Calls Out Hollywood Sexism, Awards $32k in Grants

    There was apparently one running theme at the eighth Women in Film panel hosted by the Sundance Film Festival: entrenched industry sexism. Director Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam) declared, "We live in a sexist world and Hollywood is at the heart of it."

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    No Meaningful Change Over Time in Female Filmmaker Participation at the Sundance Film Festival Among New Research Released Today at Sundance

    Women in Film and the Sundance Institute released the next stage of research on female filmmakers.

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    Sundance Women Producers: Meet Mynette Louie

    "Keeping up with the changing distribution landscape is exhausting! It feels like between the time a film of mine gets greenlit to the time it premieres, distribution has morphed and the players have changed.

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    Sundance Women Producers: Meet Galt Niederhoffer

    "Female producers should recognize that sexism is alive and well in this industry, that it pervades every interaction between men and women, particularly women in positions of authority."

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    Sarah Polley, Lucy Walker, Barbara Kopple Win at Cinema Eye Awards

    Polley won the Best Director prize for "Stories We Tell," while Walker took the inaugural Best TV Documentary award for "The Crash Reel."

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    Megan Ellison Leads PGA Awards Nominations

    Wunderkind producer Megan Ellison leads the pack with two nominations for her behind-the-scenes work on "Her" and "American Hustle."

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    Black Nativity Director Kasi Lemmons Talks About Langston Hughes, Making a Musical

    Kasi Lemmons adapts Langston Hughes' musical retelling of the Nativity story in her new film Black Nativity. Lemmons spoke with Women and Hollywood about her attachment to Langston Hughes' work, the new songs she co-wrote for the film, and this year's bumper crop of films about the black experie...

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    Saving Mr. Banks Producer Alison Owen on Making a Film About Disney with Disney

    Alison Owen is one of the most successful independent producers working in the UK. The development slate boasted by her shingle, Ruby Films, is bold and female-driven, with women directors attached to 50% of its announced production slates for 2014 and 2015. Alison talks about her latest film, 'Savi...

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    Hunger Games Producer Nina Jacobson on Creating a Female-Centric Blockbuster

    This weekend, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' became the highest-grossing November release ever with a box-office take of $161 million. Though star Jennifer Lawrence has been the face of 'Catching Fire', the blockbuster feminist franchise is the brainchild of an even more powerful woman working...

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    LFF Interview with Gabrielle Tana - Producer of Philomena and The Invisible Woman

    Gabrielle Tana's name made two notable appearances at the London Film Festival - through her New York-based shingle Magnolia Mae, she is the producer of Stephen Frears' crowd-pleaser Philomena and Ralph Fiennes' eagerly anticipated The Invisible Woman.

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